Artist Statement

Gemma Kelly lives and works in London. Her emotionally expressive sculptures can be both playful and confronting: from abstracts that draw on the aesthetic joys of dance, to human bodies that reveal pain and sorrow in their taught sinews and stressed limbs. Much of her work draws on personal experiences that she expresses boldly and without compromise, inviting the viewer into a world that is usually kept hidden and internal.

She works mainly in clay and metals, but is equally happy to use any materials that will help realise her ideas. She has sold many pieces privately, and they can be found in many different homes and gardens around the country. She will also take on commissions (the more challenging the better) but as she says, “Ultimately I make for the love of making and sculpt for the love of sculpting.”

Gemma takes private and public commissions and in certain cases is able to create replicas of pieces that already exist.

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